The time is now. Nine years in the making, Children Collide have released their fourth studio album ‘Time Itself’ via Spinning Top Records. Expect a complex and provocative rock record that explores wider spectrums and multitudes with the kind of fearlessness that put Children Collide on the map to begin with. The LP arrives with the propulsive new track Turrets, alongside a visual accompaniment.
Turrets detonates with raw power, frenetic urgency and conveys the relentless energy from the Australian three-piece. Directed by Lord Fascinator and filmed by Nico White and Dave Meagher, the psychedelic official video for Turrets is the final in a trilogy made in the absence of touring.
“Turrets was first pulled together in a jam with Heath and Ryan at Pink Floyd’s old studio Brit Row with producer Youth during our first attempt at our second album ‘Theory of Everything’. Our label and management at the time convinced us to scrap it much to my chagrin. After the jam I sat upstairs and wrote some of my favourite lyrics but I’m not sure I could tell you what the fuck I’m on about as a whole. It’s just 20 mini stream-of-consciousness philosophies like ‘Sailing down the river Nihilism’ and ‘Turrets are where it’s at.’ Sometimes the meaning comes later I guess,” says frontman Johnny Mackay of the track.
Recorded by Loren Humphrey at Diamond Mine & Stockholm Syndrome in New York City, ‘Time Itself’ is Children Collide’s long-awaited fourth studio album. The album features the snarling, Nirvana-esque Return to Femmes, the fuzzed-out charge of opener Man of the People and the twirling, acid-tinged Trampoline to contend with – the latter of which Mackay proudly describes as “one of my favourite songs I’ve ever written.” The sprawling six-and-a-half-minute wig-out of Mind Spider too, serves as a strange bedfellow to the bouncy, mosh-ready Uh Oh– and yet, all of them make perfect sense as Children Collide songs. ‘Time Itself’ is available now in digital formats as well as limited edition white 12” vinyl Here.
Versatility and musical freedom has always served as the band’s modus operandi. It’s why Mackay loved playing with them in the first place, and why he eventually wound up under the moniker again. “Children Collide albums always feel like 12 points of a clock or a compass,” he says. “More an entire 360 degree entity than a single story. Exploration in all directions.”
Following the release, the Australian three-piece will take their epic and frenzied live show on the road on a national 13-date headline tour in November and December.
With their rocketship packed and a new line-up locked in, the voyage of Children Collide has launched.
‘Time Itself’ is out now on all streaming services.
CHILDREN COLLIDE – TOUR DATES
Tickets on sale now
Friday 25 March – Newcastle Hotel, Newcastle NSW
Thursday 7 April – Studio 56, Miami Marketta, Gold Coast QLD*
Friday 8 April – The Zoo, Brisbane QLD
Saturday 9 April – Eleven Dive Bar, Maroochydore QLD
Thursday 14 April – The Eastern, Ballarat VIC*
Friday 15 April – Barwon Club, Geelong VIC*
Saturday 16 April – Howler, Melbourne VIC*
Sunday 17 April – Jive Bar, Adelaide SA
Friday 22 April – Mojos, Fremantle WA
Saturday 23 April – Lynott’s, Perth WA
Sunday 24 April – Out of the Woods Festival, Busselton WA
Thursday 28 April – La La La’s, Wollongong NSW
Friday 29 April – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney NSW*
Saturday 30 April – UC Hub, Canberra ACT*
*With special guests Sky City Gold
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